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Maine Facts and Lesson


Maine is located on the east coast of the United States in the New England area. It borders Canada, the Atlantic Ocean, and New Hampshire. Maine became the 23rd U.S. state on March 15, 1820. Augusta is the state capital and the most populated city is Portland. Residents of Maine are called Mainers and the state's postal abbreviation is ME. Maine is famous for lighthouses, lobsters, fishing, forests, and scenic rocky coasts. The state is a popular vacation destination and it has resorts for all income levels. (3 pages)

Map of Maine - New England State

Map of Maine

  • Maine is located on the Atlantic Ocean in the New England area of the United States.

  • It shares a border with New Hampshire and an international border with Canada.

  • The postal abbreviation for Maine is ME.


State Flag of Maine - 23rd U.S. State

State Flag of Maine

  • Maine's state flag is blue with the state coat of arms in the center.

  • The coat of arms includes a moose resting under a tall pine tree, a farmer, a seaman, the state motto, and the North Star.

  • The state motto of Maine is Dirigo which means "I Lead".

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